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Treatment for Adolescents
At Clementine, we support adolescents and their families on the path to full recovery by preparing each adolescent to navigate the challenges of life free of the eating disorder. We provide the empathy, education, and support to families as partners in the recovery process. We help each adolescent to replace the eating disorder with healthy skills and a deep understanding of how to live a life that reflects their own unique individuality.
Recovering from Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders are complex disorders that require specialized expertise by a multidisciplinary treatment team. When looking for an eating disorder program that specializes in treating adolescents, you will want to consider asking the following questions of a residential provider.
Expert Medical & Psychiatric Care
Clementine provides the highest level of medical and psychiatric care outside of a hospital, within a homelike setting. Medical and nursing care at Clementine emphasizes safety in all facets of treatment as adolescents often have serious medical complications from their illness. Each adolescent’s pre-admission medical and mental health information is reviewed by a physician and a psychiatrist to assure appropriate level of care.
We offer residential levels of care at the following locations:
Clementine Malibu Lake, located in the Santa Monica Mountains in Agoura Hills, is a residential treatment program exclusively for adolescent girls between the ages…
Malibu Lake | CA
At Clementine South Miami, our first Clementine program, we offer a full continuum of treatment programming – from residential treatment to day treatment programming…
South Miami | FL
At Clementine Portland, we offer a unique residential treatment program exclusively for adolescent girls, between the ages of 11 to 17, seeking treatment for…
Portland | OR
We know consideration of an adolescents education needs is important. At Clementine, a personalized education plan begins prior to admission.
Post Treatment Data
One of the hallmarks of treatment at Clementine is how deeply and genuinely we care about our adolescents and their experience with us. Feedback from them and parents provide a roadmap for us to follow.
Executive Director Melissa Spann, PhD, CEDS is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with women and families to effectively engage them in the treatment process from their initial point of contact. Her previous clinical work has included serving as a primary therapist at Oliver- Pyatt Centers, The Renfrew Center and Life […]
Clinical Director Clementine Briarcliff Manor Danielle Small is a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive experience in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and compulsive over-exercise. Danielle has worked in several clinical settings, including intensive out-patient, partial-hospitalization and residential eating disorder treatment. Prior to joining Clementine, she worked at Monte Nido’s […]
Director of Nutrition Services Amanda Mellowspring is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience in program development and clinical application working with eating disorders at various levels of care. Amanda is a published author of the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Dietitians working with Eating […]
Clinical Director Clementine South Miami Bertha Tavarez, PsyD is the Clinical Director of Clementine South Miami. She specializes in Health Psychology, Multicultural Psychology and Psychodrama. Dr. Tavarez attended Florida State University where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and then went on to earn her doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. She has worked in various settings in […]
Senior Director of West Coast Clinical Programming Dr. Kelly Souza obtained her Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology from Southern California Seminary. She has been working in the field of mental health for the past 14 years in various settings including residential foster care, a psychiatric hospital, various partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient […]
Chief Medical Officer Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS, well-known for his two decades of specialization in the medical management of patients with eating disorders, is the Chief Medical Officer of Monte Nido and Affiliates. Dr. Jahraus graduated from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri. After years in private practice he began an […]
Senior Director of East Coast Clinical Programming Dr. Melissa McLain Coffin is a licensed psychologist and a certified eating disorder specialist with extensive experience in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and compulsive over-exercise. Since 2008, she worked at Oliver-Pyatt Centers in Miami as a Clinical Director of residential treatment and eventually moved […]
Molly McShane, MD, MPH is a board certified psychiatrist and currently serves as the Medical Director for Monte Nido & Affiliates. Dr. McShane is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. McShane practices psychotherapy and medication management for a range of psychiatric conditions including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, panic attacks, substance abuse and eating disorders […]